, the second album by Seven More Minutes The Rentals, was released on April 13, 1999 and features numerous guests such as: Petra Haden (of that dog.; also appeared on The Rentals' first album), Donna Matthews (of Elastica), Miki Berenyi (of Lush), Tim Wheeler (of Ash), Kevin March, and Damon Albarn (of Blur).
A good amount of
Seven More Minutes was written by Matt Sharp while in Spain, probably in Barcelona. There is a constant theme on the album about a Spanish girl he met there:
"Getting By" mentions "a girl who lives off the coast of Spain"
"She Says It's Alright" mentions the line "she says it's alright that you don't speak the language"
"Barcelona," which is about the
Spanish city and has the line "My sweet angel, Barcelona, hide me safely, give me shelter" "Say Goodbye Forever", ("Your place is so much different than mine, It's so calm and peaceful") This song was written before Return of the Rentals.
"Man With Two Brains" ("The Europeans say...")
Also, CD artwork is based on photographs taken in Barcelona as
La Rambla appear on the CD and images of Montjuïc and El Raval (cover).
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by Matt Sharp, except where noted.
"She Says It's Alright"
"Say Goodbye Forever"
"Big Daddy C."
"Man With Two Brains"
"Must Be Wrong"
"It's Alright (Reprise)"
"My Head Is in the Sun" (
Rivers Cuomo/Matt Sharp) "Jumping Around"
"The Great Bank Robbery" (Japanese Bonus Track)
Album background [ edit ]
A well-known bootleg called
Little Russell Street features many of the demos and early mixes of songs from this album, all original songs by Matt Sharp except "My Head is in the Sun", co-written by Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo. Two tracks, however, were salvaged from earlier Rentals releases:
"The Cruise" (which features
Miki Berenyi) is a reworking of the song "So Soon" (featuring Petra Haden), previously released as a b-side for the "Friends Of P" single. "Barcelona" is a reworking of "California", the very first Rentals song.
Performers [ edit ]
Rod Cervera - Guitar
Petra Haden - Vocals
Kevin March - Drums
Jim Richards -
Moog synthesizer Matt Sharp - Bass guitar, vocals
Additional musicians [ edit ]
Damon Albarn Miki Berenyi - performance on "The Cruise"
Donna Matthews - Vocals
Sharon McConochie - Vocals on "The Man With Two Brains"
Maya Rudolph - Backing Vocals on "Barcelona" and "My Head Is In The Sun" Tim Wheeler
References [ edit ]
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